Warren Police find deceased man in Warren River

Posted 4/8/24

The identity of the man, who was described as white and in his 50s, was not immediately released to the public.

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Warren Police find deceased man in Warren River


On April 8, 2024, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Warren Police Department received a call for a report of an unresponsive individual in the Warren River by the shoreline.

Upon officers responding to the area behind the Warren town docks off of Water Street, a white male in his 50’s was located and confirmed to be deceased. With the assistance of the Warren Fire Department, the male was recovered.

The Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and later responded to the scene and took custody of the decedent. At this time, a cause of death has not been determined. Warren Police Detectives along with the Medical Examiner’s Office are conducting the investigation.

While the identity of the deceased male is known, it is currently not being released pending notification to next of kin.

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